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Grateful Dead Live at Baltimore Civic Center on 1977-05-26

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Grateful Dead Live at Baltimore Civic Center on 1977-05-26

Set 1

The Music Never Stopped
Mama Tried
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
New Minglewood Blues

Set 2

Samson And Delilah
High Time
Big River
Terrapin Station ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Around And Around

Uncle John's Band

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Baltimore Civic Center
Location Baltimore, MD

Source Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
Transferred by Chris Chappell


General Notes:

A decent AUD makes this great show a good matrix. A SBD Splice in
Estimated from another 77 show was removed and now is historically
correct - synching sources necessitates the authentification of the
content, another value added aspect of matrices. I don't really
understand why someone (Gans?) would spend the time to splice in
content from another show.

Editing Notes:

- Dynamics
Waves L2 was used for minor limiting (-0.7 threshold), and no EQ was
used on any of the sources.

- Pitch/Synch
AUD synched to the SBD.
The AUD is pitched up in a range between 12 and 30 cents.

- Envelope Edits
The following are places where the SBD and AUDs had splices, holes or
incomplete coverage in reference to the final matrix timeline. Tuning
and crowd noise holes are not mentioned - only incomplete music sections.
Full coverage is achieved.

d1t05 (all) - missing
d1t07 (all) - missing
d2t01 (all) - missing
d3t03 (11:42 - 11:54) - missing
d3t05 (00:00 - 00:08) - missing
d3t08 (all) - missing

d3t02 (00:47 - 01:08) - missing
d3t02 (01:41 - 01:41) - missing a tenth of a second
d3t05 (03:23 - 03:23) - missing a quarter of a second
d3t07 (02:38 - 03:07) - missing

Patch SBD used at the following:
d3t02 (00:41 - 00:47) - patched due to illegal foreign content
d3t02 (01:08 - 01:10) - patched due to crossfade
d3t07 (07:55 - 08:09) - patch in UJB tuning b/c it's missing from 11614

Many thanks to Betty Cantor Jackson for recording the SBD source and
aoxoa whose DAT seems to be the source for both SBD shnids. Thanks to
Jay Serrafin for his version of it (the EQ is decent and helps the
matrix mix, thus why I went with this source, the illegal Estimated
patch notwithstanding). Thanks to direwolf and Darrin Sacks for their
roles in shnid=3224.
Thanks to the Wizard (owen brothers vault) for the AUD source -
apparently Jerry Moore did not record this show, so whoever the taper
is - many thanks!

- Chappy


Reviewer: Go Faster, Get Rounder - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2014
Subject: That was funny
@John L. White

"I think I don't Like Minglewood. I think I never liked it. I'll still take it over Red Rooster though. Wow that felt cathartic. 'In a lion's den. Aaargh, I'm a pirate!'"

Man, that cracked me up.

It is really good show though-- and agree about the High Time and Jack-A-Roe being great versions. In fact, I think this is the best version of High Time I have heard.

The mix is excellent on this one-- you can really hear Weir.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 7, 2014
Subject: Excellent,
though perhaps not one of the greatest of the tour.
Reviewer: John L. White - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2013
Subject: High Times
Another solid show with some exceptional moments. MNS is a bit rough, though it's sometimes difficult to know if it's just the mix or a band melt-down. Sugaree is a monster and once Brown Eyed starts it becomes undeniable. FIne Form. Passenger sounds funny. I think it's the mix. Jerry is a bit quiet at times and the whole tape (like most of them, is a bit bass heavy.)

Donna and Bobby get downright intimate for LLR. Did he even have backing vox on Ace? I can't remember all this shit. Damn she sounds good at the start of the outro.

Sounds like one of the first Jack-A-Roe. Not sure, but it starts off with a cool beat. Different than what to what it had developed into.

I think I don't Like Minglewood. I think I never liked it. I'll still take it over Red Rooster though. Wow that felt cathartic. "In a lion's den. Aaargh, I'm a pirate!"

High Time is just brilliant. Listen to it now. No, stop reading. Your still reading. I can see your lips moving. Go listen.

Overall this show is stellar. Sounds more like 76' than 77' at times. Slightly slower and groovy verse some of the more energetic shows earlier in the month. I wondered if the recording was slow, but it seems to be in tune with a guitar at hand.

Thanks Chappy!
Reviewer: secret8476 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2013
Subject: Odd placement...
For the Big River eh? 2nd set, precluding Terrapin... very nice.

~ Let the good times roll
Reviewer: hu75 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2011
Subject: Best sounding show I've heard on here
I'm partial to shows from about 73-78. I like Keith on the keys and their song choices. 77 was a VERY good year, as frequently noted.

I have gotten into listening to the matrixes lately. Wish I had put two and two together sooner on that....The other day I finally bothered to check it out, and now I am no longer stuck searching for good AUDs (although Joani Walker was good at taping if you care to know).

This is an excellent show. And if every matrix sounded this good I would never listen to anything else. It's just that good, imo.
Reviewer: swampRatchild - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2010
Subject: Good sounding show!
Sugaree is beautifully jammed out. Jack-a-roe,minglewood,bertha are tight like the rest of the stuff from this month/year.The high time will make your eyes roll around in your head,and from big river on is just HOT,HOT HOTT!!
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2010
Subject: favorites from the 1st/2nd set
going down the road

beautiful matrix
Reviewer: Thank you,! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2010
Subject: Nice work, Chappy!
This is a DELICIOUS matrix of a tasty show! Thanks for all your work, Mr. Chappell!
Reviewer: gratedude69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2010
Subject: great may 77
great show here from may 77, the sugaree is OUTSTANDING, other than that a great first set selection and execution wise.

the high time is real special here, emotional and heart felt, played very well, smooth clean and lucid

the entire second set is exceptional in general

and the sound is superb the whole way through!
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